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Journals & Databases

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to relevant academic journals and databases. Summaries of World Events put the music in context and are integrated into the application. 
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Music ID has implemented a linking programme to selected key scholarly resources from a range of the world's leading publishers. These links are embedded in the product, with permissions from the third party publishers. 

This enables researchers to easily move from the chart data and analytical tools in Music ID to related scholarly journals, databases and other resources. This forms a key part of the value proposition of Music ID to enhance scholarly investigations, and deploy new analytical tools at the service of researchers.


Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) is a comprehensive bibliography of writings on music serving the global music research community. Today RILM has over 700,000 records in 214 languages from 151 countries.





Popular Music is an international multi-disciplinary journal covering all aspects of the subject - from the formation of social group identities through popular music, to the workings of the global music industry, to how particular pieces of music are put together. The journal includes all kinds of popular music, whether rap or rai, jazz or rock, from any historical era and any geographical location. Popular Music carries articles by scholars from a large variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives. Each issue contains substantial, authoritative and influential articles, shorter topical pieces, and reviews of a wide range of books



Journal of the Society for American Music (JSAM) is an international, peer-reviewed journal dealing with all aspects of American music and music in the Americas. JSAM is dedicated to supporting scholarship that transcends disciplinary boundaries, cutting across historical musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, cultural theory, identity studies, and American studies. JSAM encourages international dialogue across disciplines. The journal features articles, reviews of books, recordings, and multimedia items, and explorations of special topics.



Journal of Popular Music Studies is the journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. IASPM has been an important part of the popular music landscape since the early 1980s and serves as a forum for a range of scholarly areas and approaches to popular music. We're witnessing a period of dramatic and exciting growth in the field of popular music studies, and IASPM continues to make significant contributions to the field. The journal is also concerned with such issues as popular music's intersections with other arts, its relationships with old and new media, and its status as a field of research and critical writing.


Popular Music and Society is a quarterly academic journal. The journal was founded in 1971 by Professor R. Serge Denisoff, who edited it until his death in 1994. Articles contained within the pages of this journal cover music of any genre, time period, or geographic location and use any methodology or approach.



Rock's Back Pages The ultimate archive of music journalism...OVER 20,000 CLASSIC ARTICLES on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top, on all genres from rockabilly to hip hop, by the finest music writers of the last 50 years.